Colin Wasylynuk

Avenue Physio


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Colin Wasylynuk

PT, FCAMPT, MPT, MRSc, BKin, IMS Certified

Monday and Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday                8:00am – 12:00pm


Bachelor of Kinesiology – University of Alberta
Master of Physiotherapy – University of Sydney
Master of Rehabilitation Science – University of British Columbia


  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy – 2021 (FCAMPT)
  • Certified in Dry Needling/Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Certification in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Certification in Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Completion of U of C Concussion Protocol
  • Completion of the McGill Method – Levels 1, 2, and 3


Colin completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) from the University of Alberta prior to travelling to Sydney, Australia to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT). While back on Canadian soil, Colin wanted to pursue more, in-depth knowledge around rehabilitation and helping his patients so he undertook the Masters of Rehabilitation Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Colin has spent time developing a wide range of skills to add to his physiotherapy practice. While completing his Masters degree, Colin worked with semi-professional Rugby teams to provide on-field treatment and care. After graduating, he returned home to Canada to begin working in orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy in a private clinic setting. He has taken post-graduate educational courses, including Dry Needling/Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), McGill Method for Low Back Pain, Spinal Manipulation, U of C Concussion Protocol, and other courses specializing in manual therapy and the treatment of the hip and shoulder joints. He has instructed courses for physiotherapist’s postgraduate continuing education involving Dry Needling/IMS and is involved in mentoring junior physiotherapists.

All the intricacies and connections between the body have caused him to further his knowledge in multiple areas through courses and further research. He has extensive knowledge around motor vehicle collisions and whiplash-associated disorders. For everyone he sees, Colin loves diving deeper into the issue to find the root cause of pain and limitations while addressing the painful symptoms associated with injuries that come through the door.

For every patient, Colin believes treatment should include 3 things: 1) Education, 2) Exercise, and 3) Manual Therapy. He believes that with individualized aspects of all three, he can help individuals become the best version of themselves.

Colin is obsessed with helping the Calgary community and playing his part in keeping them doing what they love. He is excited to work alongside his patients and help them achieve their functional goals! Outside of the clinic, he is an avid hiker and gym go-er.

Why did you become a Physiotherapist?

I played competitive hockey for the majority of my adolescent and teenage years; along with a love of the game, I suffered multiple concussions and injuries throughout my time. Having to make the difficult choice to continuing something I loved, or risk future health issues, I chose to pursue a career focussing on the intricacies of human movement and rehabilitation to ensure a proper and safe return to sport and life for all my patients.

Do you have an area of special interest?

An interest that seems to have chosen me is chronic neck and low back pain, specifically involving motor vehicle collisions and whiplash-associated disorders. I spent the last few years working with specialists and physicians to minimize the profound effects this neck and low back pain can have on my patients lives. Incorporating the most evidence-based medical and physiotherapy treatments, I aim to help my patients get out of pain and back to their lives as functional as possible.

How does movement impact your life?

Personally, and professionally, movement impacts my day-to-day life whether it’s involving patients or myself. After my hockey career, I dove headfirst into training at the gym and continue to this day; developing a respect of how the small, incremental improvements can lead to major changes throughout my life.

What does a great Physiotherapy experience look like to you?

In my eyes, a great physiotherapy experience involves listening to my patients and creating a great foundation for teamwork and collaboration. Clear communication and expectation building can give realistic goals towards a patient’s improvement. To encompass these attributes, along with a clear diagnosis and goals that involve meaningful activities that are specific to the individual on the table can give the best change for the better.